Executions Overview

1514 men and women have been executed in the United States since the 1970s, although executions have declined significantly over the past two decades. Most executions have been concentrated in a few states and a small number of outlier counties.

DPIC Database: Execution Database

DPIC Database: Execution Database

List of all defendants executed in the United States after 1976. Includes data such as sex, race, race of victims, and method of execution

Upcoming Executions

Upcoming Executions

Upcoming executions, stays of execution, and outcomes of death warrants

Executions in 2020

Executions in 2020

List of executions carried out so far in 2020. (For previous years, please see sidebar)

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2020

Outcomes of Death Warrants 2020

Outcomes of death warrants, such as stays, reprieves, and reschedules


DPIC Analysis: Execution Trends Continue to Decline in 2017

Oct 23, 2017

DPIC Analysis: Execution Trends Continue to Decline in 2017

The long-term decline in exe­cu­tions in the United States will con­tin­ue in 2017, accord­ing to an analy­sis of exe­cu­tion data by the Death Penalty Information Center. Although the num­ber of exe­cu­tions in the United States in 2017 will sur­pass the 20 …

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News & Developments


Jan 07, 2020

Louisiana Reaches Ten Years Without an Execution

On January 7, 2020, Louisiana marked the pas­sage of ten years since its last exe­cu­tion. As a result of the mile­stone, two-thirds of U.S. states have now either abol­ished the death penal­ty or gone at least a decade with­out a…

Jan 03, 2020

Death Sentences Decline by More than Half in Decade of the 2010s

Death sen­tences imposed in the United States fell by more than half over the course of the 2010s, con­tin­u­ing a steep nation­wide decline that has seen death sen­tences fall by more than 89% since the peak death sen­tenc­ing years of the mid 1990s. Few…